Marine Corp. Prints Stainless-Steel Headcap for Mine-Clearing Device

September 15, 2021

 View this email online.
Technologies | News | Articles | Infocenter | Newsletters | Events | About Us | Suppliers | Advertise

Marine image
Marine Corp. Prints Stainless-Steel Headcap for Mine-Clearing Device
Continuing its quest to leverage additive manufacturing (AM) for battlefield prowess, the U.S. Marine Corps reports success in metal AM of a component for a mine-clearing device. The Program Manager for Ammunition (PM Ammo) at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) 3D printed a headcap for a rocket motor used to detonate a M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC), a rocket-projected explosive line charge that provides a demining capability for Marines.

“The previous process of traditional manufacturing is outdated, while 3D printing is a more modern manufacturing technique,” says PM Ammo engineer Caleb Hughes. “I truly believe that 3D printing is the next generation of the Marine Corps.”

ABB image
The Need for Power Quality During the Additive Process
With over 20 years of experience in the critical power business, ABB’s Electrification Business Area has pioneered a power quality solution designed specifically for the additive process. “As a global leader in power protection, we are excited to partner with the major additive manufacturing producers and provide them with an integrated power protection system to protect their 3D processes,” said Patrick Gannon, ABB’s Additive Segment Leader. “ By incorporating our channel partners who have system integration expertise, we create a turnkey solution to enhance production capability by helping to improve delivery time and protect critical 3D equipment and builds in the event of a power anomaly.”

Desktop Metal video
WATCH: DM’s Arjun Aggarwal Provides His Vision for the Firm and the AM Industry
In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, a regular video blog from The Motley Fool, hear from Desktop Metal chief product officer Arjun Aggarwal as he discusses 3D printing and Desktop Metal's aim to help manufacturers evolve from prototyping to mass production. He also discusses the firm’s recent acquisitions and provides his vision for the AM industry 5 to 10 years down the road.

EOS image
Additive Manufacturing Podcast—Additive Snack
Additive Snack is a forum that delivers expert insights, interviews, and real-world stories that help yourself and your business achieve growth as well as success through additive manufacturing (AM). The podcast series will bring clarity to the chaos by providing best practices and common mistakes to avoid on your AM journey. If you haven’t already, subscribe now and listen to it wherever you get your podcasts!

Industry News
Aidro Buy by Desktop Metal Brings Fluid-Power-System Capabilities
New Website for Service Bureau Addman Engineering
3D Printing Helping Paralympics Athletes Compete and Succeed
ECI Completes Acquisition of ERP Provider Deacom
3D Systems Adds Aluminum and Tool-Steel Alloys to Materials Portfolio

AeroDef image
Educate your aerospace and defense team at AeroDef Mfg. 2021
Meet face-to-face with engineers, product designers & managers to find advanced technology solutions for your most pressing mfg. challenges at AeroDef 2021, Nov. 16-18 in Long Beach.
Register Today!

Summer 2021
In This Issue
Predicting AM-Part Performance
Post-processing steps such as heat treatment, hot isostatic pressing and surface finishing, though not as compelling as building a part one layer at a time, significantly affect AM-part performance. Recognizing the importance of post-processing, we’ll describe a probabilistic model developed by EWI to predict part performance based on both the build process and the post-processing technique.

The Challenges of 3D Printing Superalloys
Aviation, aerospace and heavy industries have begun looking at AM of superalloys as potential game-changing technology. AM can deliver complex, previously unmanufacturable, innovative designs that boost product performance while reducing supply-chain delays and associated production costs.

Coming in 3DMP's Fall 2021 Issue
  • RAPID + TCT Wrapup
  • Case Studies: Metal 3D Printers in Action
  • FDA vs. ISO 13485: What Metal-AM Providers Need to Know
  • Metal AM of Turbochargers
  • Metal Stamper 3D Prints Die Sections and Transfer Tooling
  • Digital Data Thread Brings AI to AM

PMA Services Inc

Copyright 2021 3D Metal Printing, All Rights Reserved.
  6363 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, OH 44131

You have received this message because you have requested and are receiving
3D Metal Printing magazine, a product of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) or
we have had a prior business relationship with you.
To unsubscribe from future 3D Metal Printing e-mails.
To opt-out from all e-mails click here.

Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Case, Die, Layer, Model, Surface, Transfer
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms



Must be logged in to post a comment.
There are no comments posted.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Start receiving newsletters.